Andrew Edward AWMM
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- WWII NZ412209 AWMM
- WWII 412209 AWMM
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Mrs A.M.Coutts (wife), Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
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Andrew Coutts was the son of Peter Coutts and Edith Mary Coutts (nee Strachan). He was the husband of Ailsa M. Coutts, Whakatane.
Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm
. On this operation, 487 Squadron comprised 12 Venturas of which 11 were lost. Squadron Leader Leonard Trent, who was leading the bombers, reached the target but his bombs landed short, inflicting no damage on the power station and killing three Dutch civilians. He was shot down and captured immediately afterward. Of the 48 bomber crew who set out on the raid, 28 died and 12 were taken prisoner. AWMM
- Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
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I wish that I could have grown up with both my mum and dad, but your presence was always in our lives.
Public - Andrea Rosemarie - Child - 18 April 2017
- Chorley, W. (1996). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1943 (Vol. 4). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
- Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
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